How-to

Posted on May 15, 2018

How NOT to Buy a Paint Booth

Purchasing a paint booth is not a small investment, so you want to make sure you do right. The right paint booth can allow you to meet process needs, last throughout your career and pay itself off with increased productivity and energy savings. The wrong paint booth purchase can lead to many problems, including overspray […]


Performance and Safety
Posted on January 16, 2018

9 Products for Your Paint Booth That Optimize Safety and Performance

Keeping your paint booth clean and protected — from the walls to the floors — has a significant impact on your ability to produce high-quality paint jobs, maximize productivity and keep your employees and investment safe. With the help of GFS’ senior technical advisor, Jason Garfoot, we’ve identified nine products that can lead to clean, […]


Accessories and Services
Posted on June 09, 2017

7 Paint Booth Accessories & Services to Make Life Easier

We’re always looking for ways to simplify our lives, whether personally or professionally. On a professional level, businesses are continually looking at ways to improve their operations. They implement processes to cut costs, increase productivity, improve quality and increase efficiency. In the paint shop, this can be done by investing in products to reduce waste […]


GFS Wave Filters
Posted on October 07, 2016

Filtration Concentration: An Introduction to Paint Booth Filters and Maintenance

Choosing the correct filter for your paint booth can be a daunting task. The choices you make will have a direct impact on everything from the efficiency of your booth and the quality of the end product to booth maintenance costs and the safety of technicians. This guide will introduce you to and give insight […]


GFS paint booth with inserts
Posted on June 08, 2016

Paint Booths vs. Paint Barns: Choosing the Right Structure for Your Aircraft Painting Needs

GFS aircraft paint booths are designed and engineered with the following in mind: safety, airflow, temperature and humidity control, contamination control, lighting and energy efficiency.


Posted on January 08, 2014

UL Labels: What happens when parts are labeled, but the paint booth isn’t?

UL labels on paint booths and finishing equipment are a crucial factor for building inspectors, but they can lead to a great deal of confusion and frustration for a shop trying to get their equipment up and running when it’s not entirely clear what is required. What’s the real deal when it comes to UL […]


Posted on May 24, 2013

Your Questions, Answered — Crossdraft Paint Booth Airflow & Electrical Safety

Q: What are the regulations regarding intrinsically safe electronic devices inside a paint booth?  If allowed, what type of certification and enclosure does a communications device require to go into a paint booth? A: The interior of a paint spray booth or room must meet the requirements for a Class 1 Division 1 area as […]


Posted on April 22, 2013

Earth Day Energy Saving — Five Pieces of Paint Booth Technology That Do More and Use Less

It’s Earth Day! Time to once again focus our attention on things we can do, big and small, to help reduce our impact on our environment and develop a plan for sustainable growth in to the future. We feel it would be very appropriate to talk about some of the aspects of paint booth technology […]


Posted on April 11, 2013

OSHA® Fact Sheet Download — Controlling Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium in Aerospace and Air Transport Painting

We figured we’d make it easy for you to find this helpful fact sheet made available by OSHA® regarding the safe use of Hexavalent Chromium in aerospace paint finishing applications. GFS is happy to have provided information and illustrations for OSHA® used in the creation of this fact sheet. From the article: “Hexavalent chromium or […]


Posted on March 26, 2013

Air Changes vs. Air Velocity — Gauging Paint Booth Ventilation Performance

Recently we received a technical question from a visitor to the GFS Finishing Academy site regarding the number of air changes necessary for a paint booth. This is a common concern of many shops, but you may be surprised to learn that the performance of a paint booth is more linked to the actual velocity […]


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